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Harold Hall 108/09/2013 11:43:03
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How does one close their account for this forum, or does it just happen automatically when it is not used for a given amount of time. If so, what is this time.

Harold Hall

John Shepherd08/09/2013 12:05:15
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Harold

Does this mean you are leaving the forum, If so can one ask why? I would be interested to know in view of some of the comments about MEW content and management recently.

Regards

Bazyle08/09/2013 12:17:43
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On most forums you just cease to attend. It is all voluntary after all.
The only time I would suggest making an effort to detach oneself is if you are using a common name which you are thereby depriving someone else of using. It really annoys me to find a forum where someone has used 'my' name and only made one or two posts five years ago.
Stub Mandrel08/09/2013 13:49:09
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The forum is like Facebook and the Hotel California.

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Neil

JasonB08/09/2013 13:58:09
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I think I could do it buy using the discapline member option, three times and you will be removed from the forum.

Diane could probably do it as she has more powers

J (MOD)

Springbok08/09/2013 15:24:23
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Harold
It would be sad for you you to leave.
Bob

Russell Eberhardt08/09/2013 17:41:26
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Posted by Springbok on 08/09/2013 15:24:23:

Harold
It would be sad for you you to leave.
Bob

Here here!

Russell.

Stephen Benson08/09/2013 17:43:40
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Harold you are legend got most of your books and made several of your designs we need your expertise on here.

Ian P08/09/2013 19:02:07
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Harold

I sincerely hope you are not actually thinking of leaving the Forum, but if you are contemplating it, why?

I know there has been quite a lot of discussion about articles and their content but I dont recall anything negative being said about anything you have written. Maybe if you have a reason to jump ship its not connected with the forum and maybe its something you want to keep private anyway.

Please put us out of our misery!

Ian P

Danny M2Z09/09/2013 05:23:30
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G'day Harold.

Whatever your reasons for wishing to know how to unsubscribe I would just like to thank you for your most informative books and articles in MEW. They have been quite inspirational.

You seem to have the knack of writing at a level that a beginner can follow, yet from which an expert can still learn a few new tricks.

Well done Harold.

Regards from the land of the kangaroo

* Danny M *

GaryM09/09/2013 08:59:27
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Well said Danny, I agree with your comments entirely. I've learnt a lot from Harold's books.

Gary

Ady109/09/2013 09:28:28
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There's only one Harold Hall so closing your account is un-necessary

People will know if you're still around through your posting history

Leaving your account open will also mean that anyone who wants to get in touch with you can do it relatively easily

JasonB09/09/2013 09:39:22
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That may be a reason for closing the account, though you can set it to not receive e-mail notification of PMs and just look to see what your messages are if you want to.

Bazyle09/09/2013 13:31:50
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If someone has decided to dissociate themselves they might not ever check their mails and probably forget their password after a while. Then the poster is left wondering if they will get a response.

There are sometimes 'where is Fred' posts on forums when a regular goes offline even for a few days. Perhaps a simple section that does not allow replies but allows people to announce departure could be provided as a place to check if you are looking for someone. Post heading to be contain name for easy reference.

Perhaps there is a problem with remaining registered if you still get the "here is a new issue of the mag" mails though they are hardly much trouble to delete. At least this lot doesn't spam you with Happy Birthday mails. A different magazine funded forum keeps sending me mails along the lines of "This is in latest issue forward this to all your engineering friends" Seriously? send all my friends a possible trojan/virus because it might actually be a spoof mail? What marketing dim wit thought that one up.

DMB09/09/2013 15:47:25
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Bazyle,

Yes, wot a "fikko." Nobody would think twice about opening an email from a friend.

John

Ian P09/09/2013 16:01:37
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Posted by DMB on 09/09/2013 15:47:25:

Bazyle,

Yes, wot a "fikko." Nobody would think twice about opening an email from a friend.

John

John

I know this editors spell checker is useless but is 'fikko' what you meant to put?

I Googled it because maybe its something I ought to know but got no result that seemed to fit.

What did you meant to say?

Ian P

JasonB09/09/2013 16:12:15
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Ian, try Googling "thicko"

Gone Away09/09/2013 17:24:16
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Could the fact that MTM implied, in another thread, that they may be pedaling some of these thread entries on Facebook have anything to do with Harold's (not to mention others) reluctance?

Ian P09/09/2013 17:28:58
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Posted by JasonB on 09/09/2013 16:12:15:

Ian, try Googling "thicko"

I dont need to google 'thicko' I've seen and heard that before, but what John put just seemed too obscure, or too obvious, so I though it must mean something else.

Ian P

JasonB09/09/2013 17:56:20
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Its just the diference between the posh and common way of spelling it wink 2

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